Richard Francis's Blog (7)

Go Naked

I feel like that little boy in front of the naked emperor, looking around thinking "Can't anyone see this? What am I missing?" Of course we should ban the Burqa. It is an icon of discrimination. No one defends the wearing of the Burqa on the grounds that it isn’t discrimination; that would be ridiculous. Religious and cultural justifications are also red herrings. Liberty is the…

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Added by Richard Francis on September 8, 2010 at 8:12am — 23 Comments

Faith is a defective insulator

I was thinking of writing to the Oxford English Dictionary recommending a new definition of the word ‘faith’.…



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Added by Richard Francis on May 25, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

Ban the Bible and the Quran

The law states that any material that "incites violence or hatred" is ignoring the responsibilities of liberty/free speech and therefore should be banned. Unless it is religious. Then, of course, it is exempt from that law.


Think about this.


On the one hand, an individual could produce a leaflet that incites violence or hatred; only a few hundred people may get to see it, most of whom will dismiss it out of hand. The law argues that if there is a risk…
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Added by Richard Francis on May 25, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

'Agora'. A powerful feature film for Atheists

I have just got back from watching this film and it was incredible.



Quick Review



At last, a feature film from the atheist's viewpoint. This doesn't mean…
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Added by Richard Francis on April 26, 2010 at 1:36pm — 11 Comments

Man Created God In His Own Image.

I see that there is trouble afoot in India with yet another 'holy man' abusing his power.




But don't forget, it's what God does all the time. He kills, rapes, threatens, bribes, cheats, deceives and manipulates; all for his own…
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Added by Richard Francis on March 7, 2010 at 8:35am — 3 Comments

Catholic Church lying again.

Does hypocrisy know no bounds? The English branch is now saying that society is selfish, irresponsible and is suffering form 'a lack of trust'.


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Added by Richard Francis on March 3, 2010 at 11:37am — 1 Comment

2010 Pledge

I'm angry and frustrated. I went to an Atheist/Humanist/Secularist convention at Oxford last weekend. Nice people but they were very apologetic over their position. One of the student groups had done a poster for an event which had a drawing of a…
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Added by Richard Francis on March 1, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

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